Por Jacqueline Charles, The Miami Herald

Por Jacqueline Charles

The Miami Herald


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Past articles by Jacqueline:

U.N. chief heads back to Caribbean to raise the alarm about climate change, hurricanes

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will join Caribbean leaders of the 15-member Caricom bloc to discuss climate change and disaster financing. His visit comes almost two years after the region was devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. → Read More

‘A historic moment.’ U.N. establishes a replacement for departing Haiti peacekeepers

The UN Security Council agreed Tuesday to replace its current justice and police development peacekeeping mission in Haiti with a special political mission. But lack of climate change mentioned irked some members. → Read More

U.N. investigators say Haitian government condoned massacre that left dozens dead

A U.N. investigation into a two-day massacre in the La Saline neighborhood of Port-au-Prince raises concerns about the effectiveness of its U.N.-trained police force and concerns about collusion between government officials and armed gangs. → Read More

Two US businessmen convicted of bribery in scheme involving $84M Haiti port project

A prominent Haitian-American advocate and his business partner were convicted by a federal jury in Boston of trying to bribe Haitian government officials in exchange for advantages on an $84 million port project. → Read More

OAS tells Haiti opposition to back off — and tells president to start governing

A high-level delegation from the Organization of American States spent a few hours in Haiti on Wednesday, where members told opponents of President Jovenel Moïse they would not support any coup against him. → Read More

An OAS delegation is headed to politically volatile Haiti. But can it defuse tensions?

As tensions and violent protests continue in Haiti, the country seeks the help of the Organization of American States. A high-level delegation arrives on Wednesday. → Read More

Jamaica once couldn’t pay its light bill. Now its economy is welcoming Porsche and BMW.

Not only is a once highly indebted Jamaica solvent after turning to the International Monetary Fund for rescue in 2013, but Caribbean nation recently paid off more than $66 million to its own utility company and is attracting foreign investment. → Read More

Haiti President Jovenel Moise appeals for calm, says he’s not corrupt

Haiti President Jovenel Moise defends his record, and responds to allegation over his involvement in Venezuela aid corruption scandal. → Read More

As tensions continue to escalate in Haiti over president, journalists come under attack

As opponents of Haiti President Jovenel Moise continue to demand his ouster, journalists are increasingly becoming targets of attacks. At least one has been killed. → Read More

Haiti at a standstill as street clashes continue over demands for president’s ouster

Protesters in Haiti’s capital barricaded roads with burning tires, set a Port-au-Prince broadcast station’s vehicles afire, and chased a presidential police backup unit they accused of firing on a crowd and killing a motorcyclist. → Read More

As Venezuela aid scandal increase calls for Haiti president to go, some appeal for dialogue

As anti-government and anti-corruption protests get underway in Haiti, clashing appeals. Some are demanding that Haitian President Jovenel Moise go. Others say it’s time to dialogue. → Read More

Former Haiti police commander flees island, faces drug-trafficking probe in Miami

The former chief of the Haiti National Police’s anti-drug unit, who lost his command after being implicated in a bungled Haitian drug-smuggling operation, is in U.S. immigration custody in Miami. → Read More

Haiti president accused of embezzlement scheme in government audit of Venezuela aid money

In the walk-up to Haiti’s flawed 2016 elections, Haitian President Jovenel Moise received millions of dollars for road rehabilitation projects that remain undone. → Read More

Haitian senators ransack Parliament in failed effort to ratify a new government.

Haiti’s third attempt to ratify a new government and prime minister ended in chaos Thursday, when a vote in the country’s Senate was interrupted as four opposition senators ransacked the chamber, dragging chairs, desks and other furniture onto the lawn. → Read More

‘Mr. Loverman’ Shabba Ranks will make you feel that ’90s nostalgia at Best of the Best

It’s been more than two decades since his last album, but Shabba Ranks comes to Miami to perform at Best of the Best, as the annual reggae concert pays tribute to ‘90s dancehall reggae nostalgia. → Read More

Haitian Flag Day is May 18. Celebrate with our konpa playlist

Haitian Flag Day is on May 18 and we created a konpa playlist to get Miami in the mood for Haitian music. Check out songs by the top Haitian konpa groups. → Read More

Haiti police on La Saline massacre: ‘Even young children were not spared’

While members of Congress anxiously await word on what happened with a Haiti massacre, a Haitian police report provides the first official accounts. Still unclear how many people died. → Read More

Haiti canceled Carnival. But these artists are making it up at the Haitian Compas Festival in Miami

Haiti’s turmoil maybe creating problems for its musicians. But in Miami, konpa artists plan to celebrate Haitian Flag Day as they perform at the annual Haitian Compas Festival. → Read More

Dock worker in Haiti pleads not guilty to U.S. drug conspiracy in ‘sugar boat’ case

Gregory George, who was extradited to Miami, is the first and only defendant to face prosecution so far in a massive Haiti drug-distribution probe, but his real value might be as a possible witness for the feds. → Read More

Key witness in bungled Haitian sugar-boat drug case flown to Miami

A witness in a drug smuggling case under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has been flown to Miami to face cocaine conspiracy charges. → Read More